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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I am a CONVERT!

I  must confess...
I did NOT think I would EVER say these words..

"I LOVE HAVING 24 ipads 
IN MY CLASSROOM!"

Let's digress...
I have been teaching for 25 YRS!

(No..I was NOT teaching when the dinosaurs walked the EARTH!)



BUT....
I have used this... ( and I liked it!)


And I had one of these in my classroom!
MY OWN!
I LOVED IT! 
And YES...we breathed in the smell of the liquid..
and WE ALL LIVED!


So...TECHNOLOGY has NOT been my
"FORTE"...
I cannot say I was 
"OVERZEALOUS"
when I got a smartboard & went to training!
Or when 
ELMO was introduced to my classroom.
But...after MUCH practice..
We are BFF's!

BUT...
When I was told this summer...
I was getting 24 ipads for 24 FIRST GRADERS..
I smiled gritted my teeth.
Said "Thank YOU!" ( Wanted to KILL them!)
Are you KIDDING?
What was I going to do with 24 ipads?
How am I going to MANAGE 24 kids running around
MY CLASSROOM with $1000 ipads in their dirty, tiny hands?
They can't keep a book together,
 HOW ARE THEY GOING TO KEEP THIS THING IN ONE PIECE????
Who is responsible for this?
What do I teach them on it ?
I had nightmares of complete CHAOS!



And...my biggest question....

How do you turn it ON?

And so...they came.
I have a cart. I have ipads. I have headphones.
And I have 24 first graders.

I went to training. I listened. I took notes.
I DON'T HAVE AN ipad.
I have ..paper & pen!

And so I learned. 
I learned Google docs, drive, classroom, etc. etc. etc.

I am still learning. 
I have apps.
I have good apps.

So far..some work. Some work well. Some don't.
It's ok. The kiddos and I are learning together.
They LOVE them!
My class was...silent! 
They were too busy focusing on their WORK to talk!


THEY WERE AWESOME!

So...I  confess!

I AM A CONVERT!
I Love my ipads!

I LOVE MY iPADS!

Now......How Do I turn them OFF????

Wait...let me check my notes! :)


1 comment:

  1. omg! I would love to have even 1 ipad! lucky you!

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